We have to win, We have to play with our hearts – Salulani
Chipolopolo midfield ace Salulani Phiri has expressed happiness with his return to the setup after missing Copper Bullets last two 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
The Polokwane City midfielder has reiterated the importance of the upcoming friendly games during the current FIFA window.
Phiri was also quick to ask the fans to continue supporting the team like they have been doing even in bad times.
“I feel happy to be back, I am just looking forward to working hard and no more talking just want to be in the squad. The support has been amazing from the Zambians even when we have disappointed them. They must just continue supporting us and with time we will meet their expectations.
This is our game, this is our country, we will produce results in time,” he said.
“It is an important game for us as you know it is one of the last windows before the games in September. It has allowed us to work on ourselves, you know we have not qualified for the Africa Cup three times so the preparations start now so that we can do better in the next qualifiers.”
“Senegal is a big nation; it is a giant in terms of football so I think looking at our local professionals they need to get an opportunity to play big games against players like Mane and others.”
“Of course every game needs to be won, we have to win, we have to play with our hearts. The coach and management have done everything, it is up to us to pay back. It is very important, we have not done well. Playing such big teams we need to play good teams so that we know where we stand,” The former Zanaco midfielder added.
Zambia will play Senegal on Saturday in Thies in the first of three international friendly matches that will see the Chipolopolo play Benin in Cotonou on June 8 before heading to Omdurman to clash with Sudan.
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